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Explore 4 UCPlaces digital self-guided tours in London

If you’re anything like me, the film “Notting Hill” surely left an everlasting impression since the first time you watched it. The iconic romantic comedy that came out in 1999, starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, quickly became a sensation to all those who saw it. Taking place in Notting Hill, a vibrant neighborhood in West London, the film has left an indelible mark on the area, turning many of its picturesque streets and quaint shops into must-visit destinations for movie lovers like us. This walking tour will begin at The Ritz, the exact hotel where Julia Roberts’ character was staying in the film. We will then take a lovely stroll through the amazing Hyde Park to learn a bit about London’s history and the important landmarks within the grass, until we pop out the other side in Notting Hill! We will get to see all of the influential sites from the film, along with stories, and new interesting facts. It is so much fun to immerse yourself in your favorite movie, but Notting Hill is a special one indeed. From the iconic blue door to the eclectic markets that show in the opening scene, this tour will take you through the film step by step. I can’t wait to get going, I promise it will be “surreal but nice!”

Places: 12 POIs Distance: 4.39 mi Duration: 1h:51m

Hello and welcome to this UCPlaces walking tour of London, where we step back in time to the bustling streets of the 19th century, vividly brought to life in Charles Dickens' timeless tale, "A Christmas Carol." As we traverse the cobblestone alleys and historic landmarks that inspired Dickens' classic, you'll find yourself immersed in the sights and sounds that shaped the world of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim. From the foggy banks of the Thames to the lively markets of Camden Town, this journey will reveal the rich tapestry of Victorian London, shedding light on the social contrasts and festive spirit that underpin this beloved Christmas story. Join us as we uncover the magic and mystery of Dickensian London, a city where the past and present collide in a narrative of redemption, generosity, and holiday cheer. While our tour today will focus more on A Christmas Carol, we'll also be exploring and sprinkling in other places that have earmarks or Dicken's work and experience. My name is Dave, and I’m excited to be your co-pilot today as we immerse ourselves in the world of Charles Dickens' immortal classic. We will begin today in a very familiar place, Leadenhall Market, that has been seen in several films and novellas, including the Harry Potter series. Aside from using an Uber or Lyft to get here, the closest Tube station to Leadenhall Market is Bank Station. Bank Station is served by the Central, Northern, Waterloo & City lines, and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). Another nearby option is Monument Station, which is served by the Circle and District lines. Both stations provide easy access to the historic Leadenhall Market, making it convenient for visitors exploring this iconic London landmark. Follow your GPS, and we will begin shortly.

Places: 12 POIs Distance: 2.78 mi Duration: 1h:19m

Welcome to Historic America & UCPlaces' audio walking tour of London! Today you'll be walking along the most historic stretch of road in all England! We will see statues of great Britons, take in the mighty River Thames, and learn what goes inside the halls of British power as we journey through the majestic history of this proud city. We can't wait to share London with you. To get started, take the tube to the Westminster Underground Station. Once you're at street level, locate a Government Office building called the Portcullis House at the corner of Westminster Bridge and the Victoria Embankment. I'll see you there.

Places: 10 POIs Distance: 0.76 mi Duration: 35m

Hello, And welcome to this UCPlaces tour of Oakland’s Jack London Square, presented on behalf of our local expert Realtor, Barbara Brodrick. Barbara Brodrick has been a resident of the Bay area for over 45 years. During that time she has moved between San Francisco, Oakland, Sunnyvale, and San Jose, which has given her a unique and knowledgeable perspective on the diverse neighborhoods of the Bay Area. The hallmark of Barbara's career has been customer service. She has consistently been recognized and has received corporate awards for delivering the highest level of customer service to her clients. She brings this work ethic, dedication, and commitment to each Real Estate transaction and to each of her clients. If today’s tour inspires you to start your search for a home in Contra Costa or Alameda Counties, including the cities of Oakland, Richmond, and Berkeley, give Barbara a call at 925-403-1213. You can also reach her via email at barbara@thebrodrickgroup.com. All right! Let’s get started with our tour. Jack London Square is often referred to as the Brooklyn of the West due to its redevelopment over recent years. Much like the borough in New York, this once-industrial area is now packed with restaurants, shops, breweries, and art galleries! Head on over to our first point of interest and I’ll tell you more!

Places: 12 POIs Distance: 0.87 mi Duration: 41m